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    grainne
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    A baby shower for me.

    My friend Tara hosted a baby shower for me yesterday. I had never been to one before as in Ireland we dont have them. So it was really special that my first one was my own. I had no idea what to expect. But I was overcome with all the love that I (and my baby) was surrounded with. Dont babies just bring out the best in all of us. It was small as I dont have a large amount of friends here (still being kinda new in Canada). And unfortunately none of my family were there but yesterday I realised the extent of the friendships I have made and the surrogate family I have around me. A great comfort for when baby gets here. We played games and giggled til it hurt. Sooooo funny. People told funny baby stories and there were prizes for whoever had had the biggest baby or had gained the most weight while pregnant etc. Wonderful stuff. We got so many gifts. I dont know how to thank my friend except by hoping that I can return the favour some day. Baby showers are a lovely thing to do for someone. I had told Michael that I wished he could have been there but I also realise that the bonding that takes place between women is kinda sacred. I was sitting there still trying to take in that I am pregnant. I found myself looking down at my bump thinking, "yep its actaully me who's pregnant" Surreal moments.
    Last night Michael and I unpacked, and we cant believe how full this baby's room is now. Our home is looking like its ready for a baby. How very blessed this child is already.
    A friend said to me recently that there's a very good reason why pregnancy is the length that it is, as you really need that much time to prepare your self, physically, emotionally, spiritually, and financially. I totally agree.
    Cant wait to hear about other baby showers stories.

    Love Grainne
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    How wonderful! I hope you took lots and lots of pictures!! Isn't wonderful to know how blessed with friends you are. It's times like these that remind us how many people care about us and what's going on in our lives. Sometimes as we go on with our everyday lives we forget, but things like baby's and weddings always bring us back.

    I hope I'm not out of place when saying this, and not sure if you are aware of this, but it is customary to present the hostess of a shower with a gift. I had always given hostess gifts right after the shower, but according to this month's Miss Manners, in Child magazine, the hostess gift should not be brought to the party, but given sometime afterwards. Miss Manners suggests flowers but says anything the hostess would enjoy is appropriate!

    I am having a "family" shower, given by my sisters and my mom, that will consist of cousins, aunts, extremely close, longtime friends. My church group is also giving me a small shower.

    I'm still working on the nursery, just in the beginning stages, but I did hang some of her clothes up! I need to get some Dreft so I can actually wash somethings!

    Lisa


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    Grainne: You seem like such a darling person in all your posts I'm sure your friend was thrilled to throw a shower for you and all your other friends where excited to be there to celebrate with you.

    I am so glad to see it brought you so much joy (and goodies.)

    bebe

    PS: You probably already know this but incase you do not......One more custom, in addition to the hostess gift, is to write individual thank you notes to each person who gave you a gift. I say this only because I have a friend who lives in a country (which will remain unnamed) where a verbal thank you is all that is expected or necessary.
    ME 43 DH 40, 7-02 (Domestic Adoption), 4-05 (DE #1, IVF #5),
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    Good for you Grainne! Aren't baby showers a nice tradition?

    I'd love to see your baby's room, if you don't mind sharing it with us!
    Me & DH, 47
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    That is so wonderful!! You are such a sweet person and I could not be happier for you! Baby showers are great for both mother and baby. I am so glad that you enjoyed yourself!
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    Grainne,
    Aren't baby showers the funnest?? I just loved sitting at my shower for Liv and knowing that all those cute little outfits and such were for MY baby! I had been to so many showers for others and never thought that I would get to experience one for me and my baby. That was so nice that your friend was able to do that for you.
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    My precious little girl!!
    #2 dd 6/10/05
    My other precious little girl!!


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    It sounds like you had a wonderful time! Your shower will hold many memories that will last a life time! They are so special and SO much fun! May you enjoy your gifts that will be used so very soon! It's so unreal to walk around the house and see all the baby things, but just wait until there is a baby using all those things! Then when the baby things go away, there is still a very big presence of a child! Your home will never be the same, and it is SO worth it!

    Michelle


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    I am so glad you were able to experience the happiness and awe of a baby shower!! It sounds like you guys had a blast. Enjoy setting up the baby's room and the joys of folding all those small tiny clothes into the baby's dresser.

    Sue
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    sigh! Sounds so wonderful. We had one with family for our first child. It was so much fun. Thanks for sharing.
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    Your shower sounded lovely, what great friends you have. I have never had one but one is planned this month and I cant wait. Please do share pics
    test


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